Sick Boy

(1889/cast by 1927)

Medardo Rosso, Italian, b. Turin, 1858–1928

Beeswax over plaster on wood base, 12 x 9 1/4 x 7 in. (30.5 x 23.5 x 17.8 cm) including base

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.4049

The Artist*
Giuseppe Chierichetti, Milan*
Gino Bibi, Varese*
Peridot Gallery, New York, by 1958 (to c. 1963?)
Private collection
Parke-Bernet, New York, sale no. 2679, 4 April 1968, lot 136
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 4 April 1968-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
* Information from Parke-Bernet sale catalogue

Exhibition History:
PERIDOT GALLERY, New York. "The First Exhibition in America of Sculpture by Medardo Rosso, 1858-1928," 15 December 1958-16 January 1959, no. 10, ill. (Catalog with introduction by Giorgio Nicodemi.)
[MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Medardo Rosso," 2 October-23 November 1963, no. 18. (Lent by Peridot Gallery? May be wax from Winston-Malbin collection.)]

Published References:
GOPNIK, BLAKE. "A Rise in See Level" Washington Post: Sunday Arts (20 July 2003), p. N1.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Symbolism